Commuters Addicted to Texting
When the freeways turn into parking lots, LA commuters turn to their phone and break the law. Southern California traffic seldom gives commuters a break. In a recent commuter survey conducted by AT&T teens weren’t the only ones behaving badly behind the wheel; instead it was those commuting to and from work. The findings found:
- Nearly half of commuters (49 percent) admitted to texting while driving, a higher rate than reported by teens (43 percent).
- They are doing so more than they used to. Six in 10 commuters said they never texted while driving three years ago.
- Texting while driving despite knowing the risks. 98% said sending a text or email while driving isn’t safe.
- For many, it has become a habit. More than 40% of those who admitted to texting while driving called it a habit.
AT&T recognized the problem and created their own initiative—It Can Wait. The It Can Wait movement focuses on educating the public–especially teens–on the dangers of texting and driving in order to save lives.